ca. 1665 Windsor Beauty Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland as Minerva, the Roman goddess of war and wisdom by Sir Peter Lely (Royal Collection, Hampton Court Palace)

Hampton Court Palace is located in the borough of Richmond upon Thames in London. It's a quick train ride from downtown.

From spenceralley.blogspot.com/2014/08/windsor-beauties.html.

ca. 1665 ca. 1665 Windsor Beauty Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland as Minerva, the Roman goddess of war and wisdom by Sir Peter Lely (Royal Collection, Hampton Court Palace) From spenceralley.blogspot.com:2014:08:windsor-beauties.html

Barbara’s bodice really hangs over the upper skirt in a manner exceeding even the blouson bodices of the 1910s.

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